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100Mbps Fibre-To-The-Home From R998 Per Month
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Web Africa has launched its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) products which will use Telkom’s infrastructure, offering speeds of between 20Mbps and 100Mbps. Web Africa’s Greg Wright explained that unlike Telkom’s bundled fibre products, they offer unbundled products to provide consumers with more flexibility. Users have a variety of data package choices, ranging from 40GB (+80GB after hours) […]

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Nigeria In Need Of USD 325 Billion To Expand Network
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According to a report by the Vanguard, Nigeria will need USD 325 billion to expand the country’s mobile network infrastructure capacity to meet international standards – according to the recently approved the National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP). This is about 11 percent of the total investment targeted under the 30-year plan.

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R149 Uncapped Mobile Data SIM Launched
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A company called “DATA SIM” has launched a new SIM card, offering unlimited mobile data for R149 per month. The company said that the MTN-powered SIM card provides unlimited Internet browsing, social media usgae, videos on Facebook, Skype video calling, file downloads, and WhatsApp. However, there are many blocked services. These include YouTube, porn sites, […]

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‘Illegal Cables’ Scupper R1bn Broadband Project
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Due to a second network of fibre-optic cables was illegally laid out in the trenches dug for the city’s networks, the city of Joburg has terminated a R1 billion broadband project. According to a report by the city of Johannesburg, this was among the reasons the council had terminated the contract with Ericsson, CitiConnect Communications […]

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2015 A Big Year For Wireless in South Africa: Wapa
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The South African Wireless Access Providers’ Association (Wapa) has put its head on the chopping block and offered a few predictions for what the local wireless industry should expect during 2015. “Predictions are notoriously difficult,” Wapa said, adding that it had focused on the trends impacting the wireless industry.

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Nigeria Gov To Connect Half The Population To Broadband in 2015
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The Nigerian Government has revealed plans to connect 50 percent of its population to 3G broadband during the course of 2015. Nigeria’s ICT Ministry intends on achieving this through the “Wireless Broadband Infrastructure Upgrade and Expansion Phase 1,” which is under Nigeria’s National Broadband Plan 2013-2018.

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